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spirea

noun spi·rea \spī-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of spirea

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Spiraea) of deciduous shrubs of the rose family with small usually white or pink flowers in dense racemes, corymbs, cymes, or panicles

  2. 2 :  any of several garden plants resembling spireas; especially :  a shrub (Astilbe japonica) of the saxifrage family



Variants of spirea

or spi·raea play \spī-ˈrē-ə\

Origin of spirea

New Latin Spiraea, from Latin, a plant, from Greek speiraia


First Known Use: 1669


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